Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue Monday night on the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how the Democrats "are so worried about your attempts to undermine our institutions that they very well may have to burn those institutions down."
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last Friday, of cancer. It was a sad moment, because death is always sad, no matter who dies. Death is coming for all of us someday. For that reason we ought to mark a person’s passing with a bow of respect. Take a moment for humility and perspective. Meditate on the fragility of our own lives, and the lives of those we love. Remember that death is the one thing that unites every human being. No matter how powerful we think we are, at some point, we’ll be gone. In our case, we almost never agreed with Justice Ginsburg, but on Friday night’s show, we did our best to show some reverence. The left, by contrast, made no attempt at all. Prominent progressives immediately descended into hysteria and rage.
They told us that Ginsburg’s death was more than sad. It was a national crisis that imperiled our country’s freedoms. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, they told us, singlehandedly kept this nation from descending into fascism and tyranny. Now that she’s gone, only her words can keep us safe. It’s an odd claim if you think about it. This is supposed to be a democracy. No one ever voted for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. No matter how much you may have liked her, she was a single judge in a country of 350 million people. Yet, according to the left, Ginsburg was all we had. We must obey her dying words as if they were a religious text. Her final wish supersedes our founding documents. What would Ruth Bader Ginsburg do? We must ask ourselves that, and then do it. Watch:
BIDEN: As a nation, we should heed her final call to us, not as a personal service to her, but as a service to the country, our country at a crossroads.
HIRONO: Honor her last words that she not be replaced until a new president is installed (edit)
SCHUMER: She said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced by a new until a new president is installed.” We believe that. (edit)
KLOBUCHAR: Her fervent wish is that the next president make pick. That was the last thing she said to the public.
AOC: We know who this man is. We know who this man is. This is a man who does not care about a dying woman’s final wish, clearly.
Consider the reasoning here, the argument they’re making: Nothing is more important than the Constitution. That Constitution is in grave jeopardy. That's why we must substitute an 87-year-old woman's final wish for the Constitutionally-prescribed process for filling a Supreme Court seat. Got that?
Pretty amusing. Keep in mind, we don’t really know what what Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final words were. Did she really leave this world fretting about a presidential election? We hope not. That’s pathetic. Life is bigger than politics, even this year. We wouldn’t wish final words that small on anyone. We’re going to choose to believe that Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t really say that — that in real life, she was thinking about her family, and where she might be going next. Human concerns, not partisan ones.
But in practical terms, it’s irrelevant anyway. Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t get to pick her replacement from her deathbed. That’s not how it works. We have a constitution, remember? That’s the whole point of having one. If Justice Scalia had said something like that, no one would have cared. We would have been embarrassed for him. Thankfully he didn’t. On some level, Democrats know this. All this talk about Ginsburg’s dying wish is ridiculous, and insulting. So Democrats have an alternative argument. It's one they've been honing all year. It goes like this: Do what we want or we'll hurt you.
Reza Aslan, a longtime CNN contributor, wrote this in the hours after RBG died. Quote, "If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f-ing thing down."
On Friday night, another Democrat tweeted instructions: "We’re now walking to Mitch McConnell’s house to protest." More than 120,000 people liked that post. The follow-up came a few minutes later. Quote: "His house is entirely dark. Significant police presence out front. It’s clear that he’s not here, as confirmed by a neighbor who is not fond of him. People are going home."
This wasn't a protest. It was a threat. The point was to terrorize Mitch McConnell’s family. McConnell knew it was coming, because that’s how things work these days. The police guarding his house are probably the only reason it's still standing today. Watch:
PROTESTERS: Move, Mitch! Get out the way! Move, Mitch! Get out the way
Remember that it was just last year that Democrats gathered outside McConnell's home, chanting death threats. It was all on video. Trump voters are racists, they tell us. But when was the last time they threatened Democratic politicians in their homes? Hard to recall that, ever. The tactics always the same -- and it’s always the same people.
Then, in case McConnell didn't get the message, Biden voters then assembled at the home of Lindsey Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. They wanted to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish by making sure Graham was intimidated. Watch:
These are not spontaneous demonstrations. They're happening for a reason. The Democratic Party has encouraged this extremism, over and over again, Last night, the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, held a press conference targeting Mitch McConnell by name. He invited Sandy Cortez -- a first-term Congresswoman from the Bronx. Here's what happened:
AOC: He’s playing with fire
SCHUMER: If you want to get back at Mitch McConnell's blatant, nasty hypocrisy. Call your senator and tell them not to listen to Mitch McConnell, not to be afraid of Mitch McConnell
AOC: And to Mitch McConnell, we need to tell him that he is playing with fire.
"We need to tell him that he is playing with fire." On Instagram, Sandy Cortez went ahead and urged Democrats to embrace violence. Watch:
AOC: Let this moment radicalize you. We need to focus on Joe Biden. I don’t care if you like him or not. This is not over. If we wiwn in November, I’m sorry to tell you but we’re not going back to brunch. You’re not going back to brunch. That’s not happening
Now it makes sense why a freshman lawmaker was standing at the podium with the most powerful Democrat in Washington. Sandy Cortez doesn't just represent a congressional district. She commands the youth wing of the party — the direct action wing, the thugs who’ve spent the last three and a half months burning and destroying and in some cases killing on behalf of the Joe Biden for president campaign.
Cortez and her followers use these tactics because they work. This summer, a bar owner in Omaha called Jake Gardner was attacked during a BLM riot. A man called James Scurlock jumped on Gardner’s back and put him a chokehold. Gardner shot Scurlock in order to save his own life. It was clearly self-defense. That’s what prosecutors concluded. But then Biden voters took direct action. They gathered outside the home of Douglas County Attorney, Don Kleine. They threatened him. It worked. Last week, Gardener was charged with manslaughter. This weekend,Gardner killed himself.
Do you want to live in a country like that? Megan Hunt does. Hunt is a state senator from Omaha. She’s glad Jake Gardner is dead. Hunt congratulated the mob on twitter for pushing him to suicide. Hunt encouraged them to do it to others. As Hunt wrote on Twitter, quote, "Jake Gardner is gone, but the white supremacist attitudes that emboldened him are still with us today."
That should terrify you. Democratic leaders have decided that everything is allowed in pursuit of power. Nothing is off limits. Give us what we want or we’ll hurt you. Watch Nancy Pelosi resurrect the idea of impeachment:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Some have mentioned the possibility if they try to push through a nominee in a lame duck session that you and the House can move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination.
PELOSI: Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.
Impeach the president for following the letter of the constitution. It’s hard to imagine that happening. What would the trial look like? “We accuse you of following the law?” Pelosi knows this of course. That’s why she’s got “other arrows in her quiver,” as she said. One of those arrows is force. On Saturday, California Governor Gavin Newsom's chief of staff tweeted this. Quote, "I am ready to fly to DC in the middle of COVID19 and lay my body on the floor of the United States Senate to prevent a vote from occurring before the next term of Congress." Many on the left would join her. Maybe they’ll do it — come to Washington and physically prevent lawmakers from voting. That’s never happened before. It could happen now. If this all seems like extremism to you, keep in mind that you’re the extremist. You’re the one who’s willing to do anything for power. Here’s Hillary Clinton neatly explaining that her sins are in fact yours:
HILLARY CLINTON: What's happening in our country is incredibly dangerous. Our institutions are being basically undermined by the lust for power, power for personal gain in the case of the president or power for institutional gain in the case of Mitch McConnell.
See how that works? Democrats are so worried about your attempts to undermine our institutions that they very well may have to burn those institutions down.